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Marsh Leads Penn Past Fordham

(credit: University of Pennsylvania)

(credit: University of Pennsylvania)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lyle Marsh rushed for three touchdowns to lead Pennsylvania to a 35-20 win over Fordham on Saturday night.

The Quakers (2-2) trailed 10-7 in the second quarter when Ryan Higgins connected with Carlton Koonce for a 55-yard Fordham touchdown. But Penn answered six minutes later on an 11-yard touchdown run by Marsh, who added a 4-yard touchdown run to give them a 21-10 lead in the third.

Marsh, who also had a 2-yard touchdown run in the opening quarter, finished with 72 yards on the ground on 14 carries. Quarterback Billy Ragone, who ran for 50 yards on 11 carries, put Penn ahead by 18 points on his 7-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Ragone completed 17 of 22 passes for 209 yards.

The Rams (1-4) cut the lead to 28-20 early in the fourth on Higgins’ 8-yard touchdown pass to Dan Light, but pulled no closer.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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